Mimi's Chicken Soup

Hello friends! Today I have a family recipe for you. This is my grandma's (Mimi) chicken vegetable soup recipe! It is my favorite. There are some bugs going around out there, and while I was sick last week, my dad and I made a big batch of this soup. It heated me up and made me feel better!

I realize that I should have taken some better photos, but I was sick, so I think I can get off with an iPhone photo this time :)

- 3 large chicken breasts
- 1 large onion
- 4-5 large carrots
- 1-2 yellow squash
- 1-2 green zucchini
- 1 butternut squash
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 bunch (?) leeks
- 5 stalks celery
- 1 red bell pepper
- salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

On top (optional, but highly recommended!):
- tortilla chips
- lime juice
- shredded cheese

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
2. Cut raw chicken breasts into pieces.
3. Boil chicken.
4.  Cut up veggies
5. Add veggies to cooked chicken
6. Let simmer for an hour (the longer the better!), stirring occasionally
7. Ladle into a bowl and add goodies on top
8. Enjoy!

*Note: You may need to add chicken broth to the soup, but this is completely up to you. We did not add any to the batch we most recently made because the chicken gave enough flavor, but you may want more.

And there you have it! My Mimi's chicken soup. We love having this in the house because it lasts a while and is a quick lunch or dinner to reheat. Plus, all of the amounts of vegetables can be adjusted to what you are in the mood for or what you like. We just happen to like all of these vegetables, but feel free to omit or add any others you would like!

Enjoy! If you have the unfortunate luck of being sick right now, I hope this helps :)

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

I was just online looking for a good comfort soup recipe! Thanks so much for sharing :)